Widget fails to auto-update location - with solution
Bill Salopek | Premium last edited by
I see this issue has was reported over TWO YEARS ago and is still not fixed? Why even let the user see an option for "track location" if that feature is 100 percent broken?
Anyway, speaking of Android... (I'm using v13).
Windy needs to add a location permission request to "allow all the time". Many apps have that feature.
Right now Windy only goes as far as to request "allow only while using the app".
Now a user/programmer might think that "while using the app" includes a displayed widget (which is supposed to show app data without having to open the app), but it doesn't.
Anyway... WINDY... please add the location permission request "ALLOW ALL THE TIME".
Hi @Bill-Salopek, our Android team is working on implementation of this and we are planning to add this. However, at this moment, I cannot confirm the next release.
Anas Javaid last edited by
also faced with the same problem, which is specially inconvenient for me as I travel alot.
a solution I have found is if u press the refresh icon on the widget, it updates the location and weather without opening the app somehow.
So far i have found windy to be the most accurate for my location, and i have tried many apps, but having an auto update location in the background option would be much appreciated. eagerly waiting.